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Dr. Kalyan Kalava, MD

Interventional Pain Medicine ·  Male · Age 41

Dr. Kalava

SPINE AND PAIN CARE CENTER

242 Green St Gardner, MA 01440

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Dr. Kalyan Kalava, MD is an interventional pain medicine specialist in Gardner, MA and has been practicing for 6 years. He graduated from University Of Health Sciences / Osmania Medical College in 2001 and specializes in interventional pain medicine and pain medicine.


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(978) 630-5045

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Humana
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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Kalava's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Low Back Pain
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Dr. Kalava treats Low Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kalava treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Chronic Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kalava treats Chronic Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kalava treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kalava treats Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kalava treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kalava's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Ilioinguinal and Iliohypogastric Block
  • Intercostal Nerve Block
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Migraine
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Pain
  • Nerve Root Block
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shingles
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Transforaminal Epidural Block
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

About Me

Care Philosophy

I SPECIALIZE IN TREATING CHRONIC SPINAL PAIN AND CHRONIC NON SPINAL PAIN WITH NON-NARCOTIC PAIN MEDICATION AND MINIMALLY INVASIVE INTERVENTIONS

Specialties

  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

2013
Louisiana State University Health Shreveport / School Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
2008
New York Methodist Hospital
Residency Hospital
2005
New York Methodist Hospital
Internship Hospital
2001
University Of Health Sciences / Osmania Medical College
Medical School
2013
2008
2005
2001

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Dr. Kalava's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kalava

3.2

Based on 23 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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I saw him today for first time and I would recommend him to every-one,my name is Keith M and I live in Westminster
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I was very happy with level of care , explanation and Nurses were the tops. Very happy with my visit and knowledge of procedure that he described. I will be returning, my faith is with DR Kalava at this point in my life . Kim
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He completely wasted my time. I feel like a criminal for having to go to a pain specialist, when I'm not a criminal, I have a crippling disease. I've never taken an opiod. I feel like I was never listened to and I KNOW for a fact I wasn't ever properly cared for. A doctor should genuinely listen to a patient, not intentionally look away at a computer and pretend to listen. On average I was made to wait 70inutes in the waiting room for him to arrive. Never again.
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I had an amazing experience with Dr. Kalava. My sister also sees him as well and loves him. I have had degenerative disc disease since i was a teen and Boston children's scarred me for life after having a cortisone injection in my spine there. Dr. Kalava was so different. I didn't even know he had done the procedure I was so out of it. Put my faith back into a doctor to be able to trust. I understand the comments about his demeanor and being sort of awkward. But doesn't change his care quality.
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Saw Dr kalava for a disc injury. Amazing doctor. Answered all of my questions, thoroughly went over all my treatment options. Would absolutely recommend him.
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MRI clearly shows my spine issue yet From start to finish I have been treated like a drug seeker even though lab results confirmed no drug or alcohol use as I stated. The doctor is very quiet and does not make eye contact. He does not explain treatment. The staff does not return calls in a timely manner or at all. Sometimes it takes days for a response for even a minor question - not even a refill. I would never recommend this office to anyone and am seeing a new specialist next week.
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The worst Dr in the world. Cares about your money...not about your well being!!
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The dr was not very patient friendly , had no interest in my actual pain issue, treated me like I was drug seeking when I was clearly open to any alternatives. He abruptly left the discussion, I did a urine test and based on a very very low level of legal marijuana, less than the lab detection limits are supposed to be. The dr decided to deny me any kind of care based on something I was very up front about. According to the new law it is illegal for professional to deny needed medical care.
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